Frank Gray (politician)
He was admitted as a solicitor in 1903; he retired from law in 1916, and entered the Army. He refused a commission, and served as a private soldier in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and The Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) until the Armistice. After the war, he worked as a farm labourer, lived with Warwickshire miners, and toured the workhouses of Oxfordshire as a tramp. He wrote the book "The Tramp: his Meaning and Being" (Dent, London, 1931.)
|Unionist||John Arthur Ransome Marriott||8,683||41.0||-29.7|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing||+29.7|
He was made a Liberal whip. He was re-elected in 1923;
|Unionist||Robert Croft Bourne||9,618||43.9||+2.9|
He was accused of corrupt practices in the 1923 general election. Following a petition raised by his Unionist opponent, he was unseated by the courts on 14 May 1924 because his agent had falsified the account for his expenses. He was acquitted of corrupt practices but prevented from standing for parliament for seven years. In 1930 Oxford Liberal Association approached him to stand as their candidate at the next General Election but he declined.
In 1926, he crossed Africa from the Atlantic to the Red Sea in a car.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Frank Gray
- Obituary in The Times, 4 March 1935
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
John Arthur Ransome Marriott
|Member of Parliament for Oxford
Robert Croft Bourne